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Google going to offer all apps for free for first 30 days?

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by LionMan, Oct 3, 2008.

  1. LionMan

    LionMan Member
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    Has anyone else heard about this? I can't seem to find information anywhere. If this happens will the developers still be compensated for their apps?

    Thanks
     

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  2. Chase-HFD

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    30 days? I thought it was going to be the first 3 months. Unless I remember wrong.
     
  3. LionMan

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    wow, 3 months? how much is google willing to spend on re-paying developers?
     
  4. johnkzin

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    From my read of things, there's two different time windows here:

    90 days -- They wont have a payment mechanism at first, so only completely free apps will probably be on the store for the first 90 days.

    30 days -- The store will have a 30 day "try before you buy" option. I assume that means that once the first 90 days have elapsed, and you can start to _buy_ non-free apps, you'll first be able to try them risk free for 30 days (like an initial demo mode or something).

    That doesn't mean "for X days you can download EVERY APP and keep it for forever". It's just two different time windows.
     
  5. LionMan

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    oh ok so when will developers be able to earn money from their apps? is it after the first 90 days?
     
  6. sleebus.jones

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    I'm not sure if anyone knows at the moment. I do know that handango wants to launch their own site, with their own apps for sale at the time of the G1 launch. Since it's all open, that's not a problem.
     

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